Prime Minister Imran Khan has stated that the federal government would start disbursing the coronavirus relief funds from Thursday.
The relief fund would be distributed under the Ehsaas Programme to those families that are badly affected by the lockdown.
He said that “Around 17,000 points have been identified for cash distribution.”
Dr. Sania Nishtar, who is the incharge of the Ehsaas programme stated that around 1.2 million families will get Rs12,000.
Meanwhile she also explained that this time, they will be distributing funds on the biometric verification.
“Funds distribution will be done on the basis of biometric verification,” she said.
Moreover, while explaining the procedure, she said that an SMS can be sent to 8171 containing the 13-digit National Identity Card number.
Through this information they will get to know if the family is actually eligible for the cash.